DMUC 2018: Agenda Topic Suggestions

ASDWA, EPA, and a subgroup of the Data Management Advisory Committee (DMAC) are beginning to plan the agenda. We are soliciting input from the data management community (both state and EPA) on content for the DMUC sessions.

Below you can enter topic ideas for the DMUC. Provide enough description so that the planners can understand your idea. If you are willing to help present a topic (such as sharing a state-developed tool) please indicate that as well. We encourage states and EPA regions to share any tools they have developed.

As you start to enter a topic, you will be prompted if the topic has already been offered. You can continue to submit your own topic or comment on the existing topic. In addition to submitting new topics, please review the list of topics that are already submitted and offer comments. The more input we get on these topics the better the conference will be.

We will not be using this site for any voting, so you don’t need to worry about any votes you must assign to your topic after entry.

Thanks for your valuable input. If you have any questions please contact Darrell Osterhoudt (dosterhoudt@asdwa.org)

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  1. Ongoing efforts with SDWIS/State

    Depending how this rebaselining effort goes, and how the Prime timeline shifts, it might behoove us to have a presentation on making SDWIS/State last a bit longer. I would like to hear from EPA if they have a plan for SDWIS/State based on the Prime timeline. For example, EPA HQ talked last year about contracting to have SDWIS/State updated for Java 8, but then I never heard anything after the DMUC. It would be good for EPA to provide us with some planning timelines in case we have to use SDWIS/State for a while, and/or what other primacy agencies are…

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    • Lab perspective on CMDP?

      In our preparations for CMDP, we talked with the lab in Utah - Chem Tech Ford. They've indicated they spent quite a bit of time configuring their LIMS for the CMDP (there are three options for going to the CMDP and Chem Tech Ford used the one we think our labs are most likely to do - configuring xml files from their LIMS). I'd like to hear from them about this effort and what they had to do and if/why they found it rewarding to move to electronic reporting with all this effort.

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      • Demos of state tools

        Could there be an area/time set aside for demos of state tools, like QAs, training videos, etc.? Many states have customized interfacing applications that could be directly translatable to other states.

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        • Details of the reprioritization

          We heard on the most recent SDWIS call that the reprioritization identified a few priority areas from a larger group. It would be nice for the larger group to hear what areas there were for consideration and how those were chosen. I think there is a real thirst for detail about what's going on with decision-making at the higher level.

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          • Committee reports

            Have the various committees report on their progress - DMAC, IAWG, SIWG, etc. If the committee meetings Tuesday morning are limited to the committees themselves, then there is a need for a committee update in the general session, particularly with the VES from the IAWG, but also with other strategic decisions that are being made.

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            • What happens to a ticket once closed on Zendesk?

              I would love to hear from EPA HQ and/or the contractor what happens to an issue/question/enhancement after it has been categorized as a continuing item and the Zendesk ticket has been closed. How are those prioritized? Is the submitting primacy agency looped back in, or do we just go back and test everything? Does the reporting agency have an opportunity to weigh in when the contractors are ready to build the “enhancement?”

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              • What makes a good ticket submission for Prime

                This would be how to write the elements of a ticket submitted to Prime in the best way for the development/Prime team to understand. The session should include what specifics should be provided and what should be left out of a ticket (i.e., put in which module you were in and exactly the scenario but leave out speculation about why the BRE is working that way).

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                • States only meeting

                  Have a states only meeting much like they do at ASDWA where the states can have a roundtable discussion.

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                  • Take a moment and acknowledge upcoming retirements.

                    Data people from other primacy agencies are our true peers, and many of them have been around for a number of years and are approaching retirement. It would be nice to take a moment and recognize those who will retire before the next DMUC.

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                    • CMDP update

                      How many states are using CMDP in production, how many labs, how do they submit, how do states train labs, what is the future of CMDP.

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                      • Lessons learned from Prime user testing

                        What did EPA and contractor learn from the recent user testing of state data? Include items that did not work that needed a solution. What caused the timeline delay’s and how did that effect testing? This was scaled and limited to 40 water systems, how would Prime handle a full load of water systems from every state? How will adding additional features for the rules used and adding additional rules further effect performance. Be realistic and don’t sugar coat everything.

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